Browse our collection of men’s formal shirts to find the partner to your tailored trousers or suit and complete your look. The perfect balance to a pair of formal, flat front trousers is a fitted shirt with a button-down collar that can be opened up for post-work drinks or when the weather heats up. It is the item which adds your individual style to your look, particularly if you are expected to maintain a corporate dress code at your office. If you’re new to formal work attire, then add a classic white shirt to your shopping bag immediately. It’s a staple to any man’s wardrobe and can be paired with suit or even dark wash jeans for a smart-casual dinner. Another basic is light-blue as it works well with navy, beige and grey. As you cover the basics, consider adding a bold colour or print to your collection. Often prints in formal shirts are more understated sticking largely to checks, dots or small prints.
Choose dark colours for cooler weather as they complement black, charcoal and navy suits. Formal shirts in light colours such as stone, soft pink or light blue should be your essentials for summer as they’ll look great with beige and silver-grey suits or formal trousers. When selecting a style of formal shirt, men should look out for cotton blends as these won’t crease easily and are ideal for travel. Pay attention to the size worn by the model and consult the size guide when making a final selection. Generally speaking, a straight hem on a formal shirt can be worn untucked usually with a pair of jeans while still being smart. However, a curved hem is best tucked into formal trousers so it should be a bit longer so that it won’t come untucked too often.